Winter is here, the snow is falling, and we couldn’t be more excited! So, grab your family and friends and hit the snow-filled slopes, trails and terrain parks of Pure Michigan.
The four Great Lakes that lap against Michigan’s shores create a climate primed for bumper snowfalls—in some spots more than 16 feet a year. Those snows blanket Michigan’s northern reaches, creating a paradise for couples in search of winter getaways that combine the white stuff—downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and even tubing—with top-notch resorts and off-the-slopes pampering.
With more than 42 ski areas, over 200 chairlifts, 840 runs and 40 terrain parks and an annual snowfall of more than 100” of Lake Effect snow, Michigan offers skiers the best snow and best skiing in the Midwest. So tune up the skis and snowboards and Ski Michigan.
Michigan has plenty to offer skiers and boarders of varying abilities. Lessons abound for all age levels for downhill, cross country and snowboarding and teaches basic maneuvering, including stopping, turning, riding the lifts and getting up from a fall.
Visit Ski Michigan for information on downhill ski areas, packages and discounts—plus, learn how you can purchase a White Gold Card to ski at 29 participating ski areas across the state for just $189.